Holmes Family Attorney Clarifies Statement Made by Client Arlene Holmes on Aurora, CO Movie Theater Shooting
Moments ago, Holmes family attorney Lisa Damiani, the parents of James Holmes, the 24-year-old suspected of killing 12 people and injuring 58 in a mass shooting in Colorado on Friday, held a news conference discussing the tragic shooting.
Damiani commented on a statement made by Arlene Holmes to ABC when she heard the news of the tragedy. She spoke for her client, saying, “I was awakened by a call from a reporter from ABC on July 20th at about 5:45am, I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time. He asked if I was Arlene Holmes and if my son was James Holmes, who lives in Aurora, Colorado. I answered ‘yes, you have to right person.’ I was referring to myself.
I asked him to tell me why he was calling and he told me about a shooting in Aurora. He asked for comment, I told him I could not comment because I didn’t know if the person he was talking about was my son and would need to find out.”